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Eyes down for
Fence will restrict easy oval entry
Fuel depot clean-up
USING the pathway which will be gated when the Viterra site is in
use are (from left) Alicia Davey, Chelsea Selwood and Bradley Davey
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“We are always looking for
ways to improve learning in
schools and support all students to
achieve their best.
“NAPLAN takes just a few
hours out of a few days every
year, and is now a routine part of
the school calendar.”
NAPLAN results will provide
data for programs in the Depart-
ment’s Numeracy and Literacy
Strategy, which was announced
One of the key aims of the
strategy is to improve NAPLAN
results, while setting annual aca-
demic targets and increasing in-
formation sharing with parents.
“Numeracy and Literacy has al-
ways been the foundation of learn-
ing. It is the best possible start our
children can have,” Ms Rankine
“Both the strategy and NA-
PLAN are about helping those
who are struggling to reach stand-
ards but also challenging those
who are performing well so they
reach their potential.
“About 90 per cent of South
Australian students met the Na-
tional Minimum standards last
“The principle of testing,
whether at a classroom level or the
national one is not new – teach-
ers assess all the time, including
“By having nationally uniform
testing, parents and the commu-
nity can be sure that all students
are aiming for, and being assessed
against, the same set of standards.”
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Access to this walkway will be
limited when the site is being used,
with gates to the access trail locked
shut, but otherwise open for public
access at all other times.
All other trails across the site
will remain fenced off, with fenc-
ing to travel the length of the Vi-
A path between the Terminus
Hotel and Ralli Park has been a
popular access point for locals over
a number of years.
The move greatly concerns Ter-
minus Hotel owner, Allan Angel.
Mr Angel made no secret of his
vested interest in the issue, consid-
ering his business gains a large vol-
ume of foot traffic from the use of
the trails throughout the year.
“The track is beneficial to me,
as a business, but a heap of other
things go with it too,” he said.
“During the summer, it is a pop-
ular entry point for people going to
the basketball on Friday nights.
“There wouldn’t be too many
trucks operating there at night.
“School kids cross over there
for footy and netball training dur-
ing the year, saving them walking
around on the roads.
“For the 15 years I’ve been here,
it has been a pretty safe access
point to the grounds, particularly
for kids.” Mr Angel said hundreds
of people also parked opposite the
hotel as an easy option on Balak-
lava Show day and fencing the site
off was extreme, given harvest was
only two or three months of the
year, arguably the site’s busiest
time of year.
He was keen to contact council
about the matter but was unsuc-
cessful as of Monday afternoon.
“I had heard about it happen-
ing but I haven’t had the chance to
speak to council about it yet,” Mr
A Viterra spokesperson said the
company had no further comment
to make on the matter.
Mr Parish said the company
was under no obligation to involve
council at all.
“Viterra saw council as a good
contact point to keep the commu-
nity informed and up to speed with
what’s going on,” he explained.
“It was getting flagged to us as
a concern, so the company spoke
to us about a compromise for both
parties. The company could have
just done it anyway and not said
Mr Parish said council shared
“We do, because at the end of
the day, resident safety is our main
concern as well,” he said.
CRANES began remediation work on
the former Mobil site at Balaklava recently,
removing several huge underground tanks.
A Mobil spokesperson confirmed Mobil
owns the site and the work is being carried
out by Mobil’s contractors.
“Demolition works at the site will re-
quire several visits in the next few weeks,”
the spokesperson said. “Additional work
is scheduled later in the year to remove all
above ground structures.
“We are actively demolishing above
and below ground assets at a large number
of old Mobil depots around the country in
preparation for remediation (if required).”
PICTURE: Gavin Paige
Police arrest local
pair over breaks
Plains Producer, Wednesday May 8, 2013
has ‘grown legs’
TIME AND THE LAW CATCH UP:
CARMEL Miels in a file picture in the garden she created, with INSET,
the remaining barrow, similar to that taken.
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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000
Louise Michael reports:
LOCAL police have
made two arrests regard-
ing a series of alleged
thefts in Owen and the
surrounding district in
A 16-year-old boy
from Pinery and an
18-year-old man from
Owen were arrested for
serious criminal trespass,
theft and attempted seri-
ous criminal trespass.
Itis alleged they broke
into a business premises
in Owen and the sur-
rounding area in July
2011 and May 2012.
Senior Sergeant, Martin
Bazeley, said the Owen
Golf Club was one of
several buildings to be
broken into during the
spate of thefts.
“This is an ongoing
enquiry and police are
speaking to other people
in relation to it, in the
wake of the second ar-
rest,” he said.
“No property has been
recovered to date and
given the time that has
passed since the thefts, it
is unlikely any of it will
Senior Sergeant Ba-
zeley said both alleged
offenders willbe diverted
through the Youth Court
“If you commit a
crime as a child, you are
dealt with as a child,”
• TWO Wells police
arrested a man in his
mid 40s from Korunye
for unlawful possession
and cultivating cannabis
on May 1.
• A 28-year-old Two
Wells man was reported
by Two Wells Police on
April 30 for driving while
unlicensed and breaching
the prescribed concentra-
tion of alcohol, with an
alleged reading of 0.088.
He received a further
loss of licence and had
his vehicle seized.
• AN intruder was
interrupted after they
had gained entry to a
residence on Ellis Road,
Two Wells on April 29.
Forklift, mower and
• BETWEEN May 3
and 4, a forklift and a ride
on mower were stolen
from a property on Port
A power saw and a
spotlight were alsostolen
from a shed at a residence
on Williams Road, Two
Wells, while entry was
gained to a property on
Walter Avenue, Two
Wells and a trailer was
stolen, as well as a fuel
tank containing about
300 litres of fuel.
• BAROSSA High-
way Patrol reported a
43-year-old man from
Dublin for driving with
cannabis detected in his
saliva on April 27.
Terrace had a window
smashed on May 2.
“Lost and found”
ONApril 24, a framed
display of a baby photo
including a plaque and
hand/foot print gold casts
was found by a member
of the public atWallaroo.
It would be of senti-
mental value and relates
to the birth of Kadey
held).Anyone with infor-
mation in relation to the
owner of this item can
contact the Kadina Police
Station 8828 1100.
THIEVES have struck at the
“Railway garden” on Railway Ter-
Local, Carmel Miels, who has
been the main instigator of the gar-
den, noticed one of the two wheelbar-
rows missing last Saturday morning.
The very old wheelbarrow, do-
nated by Joyce Fisher, of Mill Court,
was painted dark green.
It had recently been replanted with
potting mix donated by Foodland
Balaklava, and planted with red and
dark green succulents.
“It is very disappointing to think
our lovely community has an element
who would do such a thing, but I
think the good certainly outweigh
the few,” said Carmel.
“I hope the community will now
be on the lookout for the wheelbar-
row, and perhaps the thieves will
decide to return it, or leave it where
it can be seen to be returned to the
Carmel is not deterred by this
setback, as she is determined to keep
the area, which was once an eyesore,
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• Throw Rugs
• Mink Blankets
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• Black Pepper
• Discounted items by
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Esprit and more
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